11k words in one day // "YOU'RE ON FIRE"

dudes. On November first, a bunch of my crazy frens and I got together (via hangout chat haha) and were challenged to write 5k1day. 5,000 words in one day. To me, that was INSANE. 

October 31st 11:58 -- *silence*
November 1st 12:00 a.m - *chat room blows up* OH MY GOSH WE ARE CRAZY!!! LETS DO THIS THO.
-Mary "mmmmyyyy document won't open! WHHY MEEE?!?"

12:10 a.m - YAHOO GOT 381
I got 226
I got 226
I got 226 
WAHT MAJOR TWINNING
 - let's keep going!!

1:01 a.m --
Me- Uhm. guys. how do you spell stretch? I think it's time for bed.....

Wakes up:
"GOTTA WRITE"
Then, I was introduced to MyWriteClub and the word sprint on there. Uhm. something magical is in that place...you type as many words as you can in 20-25 minutes, while everyone else does and you can see their word count go up. So, for me, as a competitive person, it set me on fire. like, once, I had 1,004 words written in one sprint. 
-WHAT EVEN 
-BRO
me: told ya, no sugar works *while shaking cuz adrenaline rush*

12:56 p.m. -- me: DUDES GUESS WHAT I JUST MADE IT 5,326 WORDS!!! I'm going to 7k. *still shaking*
Hannah JULIA IS BECOMING MORE POWERFUL
Jonathan - SHE HAS CLONED HERSELF SO SHE CAN WRITE MORE WORDS
Abbiee *peeks in* wow you all deserve so many waffles

1:26 -- IM AT 6,330!!!!!!
Hannah R. - waht did julia do
Mary - HOW MUCH SLEEP DID YOU GET LAST NIGHT
Hann - JU HOW DID YOU JUST WRITE 1K IN 20 MINUTES???

*me, goes takes break, has baking battle with Chloe, plays basketball*

4:00: I MADE IT 7K! I'm going to 9K.

8:20 - me - waht. *flops in chair* I did it. I'm at 10,006 words. I'm...done. *brain feels like moldy jello*
Mary- JULIA literally just got an email saying you crushed a goal
Me- *cries*

Then, the best part, Sarah gets this major writing burst and gets to 11k. like waht? SO BEING ME I went into my room, and just before midnight, wrote until I reached *points down* *screams*


are you doing nano??
if so, how many words are you at?

btw, guys, this post is dedicated to all you wonderful aliens in that group chat. like HUGS *cuz if i wouldn't have been challenged, i woulda sat there for a long time* and to Abi, who literally started something bigger than she thought 

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  1. Wow, go you! I've never attempted a novel, or written anything past a couple of thousand words, so I have nothing but admiration! Keep up the good work! :)

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    1. Oh, you really should. It's funny. I had always enjoyed writing, my entire life, but once I hit 14-16 I didn't really do anything!! Just this summer, Sarah got me back in and now I'm stuck haha

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  2. OH MY WORD HOW DID YOU WRITE 11K IN ONE DAY?!?!? That is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. You go, girl! *high five*

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    1. UHHHHMMMM. idk????!?! A lot of word sprints with friends haha and A LOT of water xD *high fives ya back*

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  3. I still cannot even fathom how you pulled that off and have decided I nee to kidnap you and extract your abilities, before all the power goes to your head.

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    1. *runs away* *pulls abilities along with me* wait what. are you saying I have a big head?!?

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  4. WHOA. CONGRATTTTSSS, GIRL! THAT IS CRAZY AWESOME!!!

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT

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  5. I TOLD YOU MYWRITECLUB WAS THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD

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    1. WELL GOSH IT ALL YOU WERE RIGHT but why limit it to the sliced bread thing? *tries to think of something else* *too tired* eh okay

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  6. OH MY GOSH, I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THIS HAPPENED. AAHHHHHH. WE WERE SERIOUSLY KILLING IT.

    And this post made me crack up. XDDD SUCH AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE CHAOS. (And yeah, I freaked out a lot. SERIOUSLY, WORD HAD TO ACT UP THE MINUTE NANO STARTED???)

    I literally cannot stop writing now. 16K AND COUNTING.

    LET'S DO THIS THING.

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    1. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW YOU WERE LIKE A HUGE HELP FOR ME #competitivelife

      gosh i know, writing it made me laugh! ACCURATE DESCRIPTON ??!!?! it was so hard to write !!!! (haha I KNOW I got a kick out of it :p :P)

      YOURE INSANE LIKE WHAT THE I'm at 14K!!

      YES LETS!!!

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  7. OH MY GOSH JULIA. HOW. CAN I HAVE SOME OF YOUR MAGICAL WRITING POWERS PLEASE. I'm on like 3,300-something but not even close to what you are on. Great job!! *gives virtual cookie*

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. Uhm *looks at my hands* girl honest I've got nothing...honest! HEY 3k is a lot!!! *stares at virtual cookie* *cries* cant...have....sugar..... WILL NOT WEAKEN. Will you hold the cookie until Monday?? *laughs*

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  8. You were amazing. Like, seriously. I still don't get how in the world y'all did it! Once I hit 5K I was like "Okay, now I have the rest of the day to do nothing" xD
    Anyway, awesome job!! And I need to join the list of those who are extracting your abilities.. ;)

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    1. Oh gosh I FELT that way...but I couldn't stop. Like I knew at that point that I was half way to making a huge impact in my word count so I hit the keyboard hard

      *freaks* oh gosh I need a good hiding spot with wifi so I can keep writing!! LOL

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  9. Ahhhhh I love the chat-room format of this post! Idk how you guys deal with all the crazy pressure. Congratulations, Julia! You're a powerhouse. Keep at those words!

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    1. eeeeppp THANK YOU. It was so much fun to do. AND, I'll never forget it now for sure. the crazy pressure?? That's what makes me write haha! I just reached 16k since November 1st... o.o Oh wow, thank you Katie! <333

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    1. OH I TOTALLY AGREE *hugs* thanks hehehee

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  11. I JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG TODAY AND MAN YOURE AWESOME.
    im doing nanowrimo, and i am at a pitiful 1496 words *sobs in corner*
    BUT I LOVE YOUR BLOG IM !!

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    1. OH MY GOSH BRO THANK YOU
      hey that's not terrible! My first time doing it, I gave up at day three..haha
      EEP THANK YOU

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  12. HOOOW, JULIA?! I only got to 2.5k that first day XD. And YES, Abi gets big points for starting 5k1Day. The NaNo '16 Cabin is epic (even if it keeps distracting me BIG TIME *nods*).

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. IDK KNOW SAVANNAH IM ACTUALLY NOT EVEN DYING. well maybe a little bit..but ya know. ;) YESSSS soooooo epic

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  13. Wow, eleven thousand words in one day?!?!?!?
    HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!?
    That's really cool (and kind of insane), congrats, I hope the rest of nano goes well for you!
    -Jollygirl @ https://reflectionsofajollygirl.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh goodness, these photos!! And congrats on your novel! That is so amazing!!! <3 <3

    Sophia xx

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    1. awww thank you <333 I CANT BELIEVE IT MYSELF

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  15. What how do you do that? My brain is fried after 2k how do you even? Oh well.

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    1. I honestly don't know.. a lot of word wars and word sprints. Basically, not without my writing buddies xD

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  16. OH MY GOSH THAT'S FANTASTIC. GAH. YOU GUYS SOUND LIKE YOU HAD SO MUCH FUN. *sobs* WITHOUT ME. *sobs again* Seriously though, I don't think I could do NaNo this year. XD *sighs* Maybe next year I'll join all you crazy people.

    Also PINK SHOES. WHO'S SHOES ARE THOSE?! Are they yours? I'd wear them.

    (*whispers* The most I've written at one time was 1200 words. *glances at you with eyebrows raised* I need to write more at one time now.)

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    1. I KNOW I WANTED YOU TO BE IN THE GROUP BUT YOU WERENT DOING NANO!!! *cries* maybe next year??? haha yes, you belong with us crazies hahaha!

      THEYRE MINE!!!! aren't they adorbs?!?!? got them for $2 *smirks*

      aww come on, keep on writing!! You can do it <3

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    2. ERG THANK YOU. <3333 I WANT TO BE IN THE GROUP NEXT YEAR. Seriously, I'm gonna aim for it. HAHA. Yup. I do. I definitely do belong. ;)

      EEK THEY ARE?! I told you we had similar taste in clothes. ;) $2?! NICE.

      aw well thanks. I'll try. <3

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  17. Hayyyy I was mentioned XD

    But srsly. You crazy. I don't even know how you did that O.O

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    1. well gosh of course!!! xD

      I DONT EITHER. I think I burned my brain cuz I have been writing like 1k a day now instead lol!!

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